|THE GRAPES OF WRATH
as Tom Joad
Director: Jonathan Church
Chichester Festival Theatre
10 July to 28 August 2009
Touring afterwards with the English Touring Theatre as follows:
01. – 03.10.2009 Wimbledon: New Wimbledon Theatre
06. – 10.10.2009 Plymouth: Theatre Royal
13. – 17.10.2009 Edinburgh: King’s Theatre
20. – 31.10.2009 Birmingham: Repertory Theatre
03. – 14.11.2009 Leeds: West Yorkshire Playhouse
17. – 21.11.2009 Truro: Hall for Cornwall
Published in 1939, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s shattering novel, The Grapes of Wrath, is a cry for equality and humanity, and a hymn to the fortitude of man.
The Joads, a family of impoverished Oklahoman sharecroppers, lose everything when their farm is repossessed after a devastating drought and are driven from their home to make the exhausting Westward trek to California. Seduced by the prospect of opportunity and dignity, they invest everything they have in the journey. When forced to face the possibility that California may not after all be the promised land, they have no choice but to go on; nothing is left for them in Oklahoma.
Will the Joads achieve their simple dream of a house and a steady job? Or will theirs prove to be the impossible dream?
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